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Global response
World Bank chief economist Justin Yifu Lin, PhD’86, helps developing countries withstand the global downturn.

Bet you think this story’s about you
Jean Twenge, AB’93, charts the country’s rise in narcissism and its detrimental effects.

State of the art
William Michel, AB’92, MBA’09, and Theaster Gates take on arts-leadership positions at the University.


Chicago Tribune (September 20, 2009)
U of C professor studying plague-related bacteria dies after contracting infection
Molecular-genetics professor Malcolm Casadaban’s autopsy showed no obvious cause of death other than the presence of the bacteria.

New York Times (September 17, 2009)
Fossil find challenges theories on T. rex
Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno documents a discovery that offers new insight into how the dinosaur evolved.

Mercury News (September 17, 2009)
With science journalism in retreat, universities try new strategy for informing the public
Chicago is one of 35 top universities contributing to, a nonprofit wire service for research stories.

Chicago Tribune (September 14, 2009)
‘Urinetown’ creators ready to debut ‘Yeast Nation’
Mark Hollmann, AB’85, and Greg Kotis, AB’88, bring single-celled organisms to the stage in their self-described “very odd” new show.

Time Out Chicago (September 10?16, 2009)
Did a University of Chicago prof shred guitar in Iron Maiden?
Iron Maiden? Almost. Former Maroon Ian Morris now rocks ancient history at Stanford.


Saturday, October 10
Volunteer Caucus
8 a.m.–4 p.m. | University of Chicago campus

Monday, October 5
International Harper Lecture
with Professor Roger Myerson

68:30 p.m. | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tuesday, October 6
Berkeley Fall Happy Hour
68:30 p.m. | Berkeley, California

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Chicago economist Allen Sanderson has seeded 16 teams. Now you can vote in Market Madness, a month-long tournament to determine who, or what, brought down the economy. Two Lucky People (participants), chosen at random, will receive a free lunch.


What's in a name?
We received more than 3,000 potential new names from alumni and friends for the Web community. Now it's your turn to vote on the top choices.


Do you know University of Chicago alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally? Would you like to honor a special professor? Nominate them for the 2010 Alumni Awards no later than October 15, 2009.

Questions? E-mail alumnivolunteer@


Economics of happiness: Professor Christopher K. Hsee explains how to keep the good times rolling.